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San Isidro, Lima

4.4
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
San Isidro may have become Lima's financial center, but it is also home to neo-classical architecture, cobbled streets, and local artists. Here you will find Wak'a Wallamarka, a 4th-century burial temple that houses a collection of Indian artifacts on display for visitors. Walk the charming side streets of this neighborhood, visit its museums, and experience its fine dining and shopping options. With famous residents like Fernando de Szyszlo, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, José García Belaúnde, and Francisco Tudela, this district has become a cultural hub in Lima. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to San Isidro by using our Lima trip planner.
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  • Even after dark this modern (financial) district just north of Miraflores is safe. If you are planning to arrive in Lima in the evening or even during the day look for a bus company that drops off or....  more »
  • The district of "San Isidro" is absolutely unmissable at any visit to Lima! This high-end area started to be populated in the early 1930's and, in more recent years, with the building of modern...  more »
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